2017 Urban Planning Coalition Spring Symposium RELISTED

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Saturday, March 4, 2017
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. PST

San Jose, CA, United States

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The symposium will focus on the development of urban villages in San Jose, one of 12 major development strategies in the Envision San José 2040 General Plan adopted in 2011.

Urban villages are walkable, bicycle-friendly, transit-oriented, mixed-use settings that provide both housing and jobs in support of the General Plan’s environmental goals.

Panel discussions will address economic development, housing, and transportation related to urban village development in San Jose, with a common emphasis on progress — past, present, and future.

Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch will be provided.

Panelist information and other details will be announced.

You can read more about San Jose’s urban villages at http://bit.ly/2lZbunI or watch a 4-minute video at https://youtu.be/81uSC06nDQI


Contact: Ali Skapyak 

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Leila Hakimizadeh, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Leila is a Planner IV-Supervising Planner/Urban Designer with the City of San Jose with expertise in urban planning, urban design and architecture with over 12 years of experience in large-scale project management in some of the world’s foremost urban design and planning organizations in Canada and US. Leila ... Read More

Tong Tu

Confirmed Speaker

He is a hybrid of implementation, data analysis, and city wide Planner for the City of San Jose. With a wide experience with large and small scale projects in urban and suburban communities. He is uniquely positioned to do both current planning and long range planning. Read More

R. Scott Lefaver, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Scott Lefaver, DPA, AICP, is an owner and principal of Cabouchon Properties, LLC, a developer and buyer of Section 8 and tax credit housing. Cabouchon Properties has bought and rehabilitated 2,200 tax credit apartment units located throughout the United States, with over $35 million in tax credit equity and ... Read More

Jason Su

Confirmed Speaker

Jason Su is an urban designer and city planner passionate about creating vibrant cities, equitable public spaces, and just economies. Currently, he is the street manager for the San Jose Downtown Association, where he implements various art, beautification, construction, and advocacy projects and manages downtown’s urban tree canopy. In ... Read More

Contact Info

Ali Skapyak, agskapyak@gmail.com